Supporters and friends of LLELA (Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area) celebrated the opening of a new greenhouse last night with a campfire, S'more's, hot chocolate and other libations. Despite chilly temperatures, a good time was had by all. LLELA is is the emerald jewel in Lewisville's green centerpiece crown. Lewisville is lucky to have such a great natural open space for recreation and environmental learning. LLELA is open Friday - Sunday, and can be accessed at the corner of Kealy and Jones streets in Old Town Lewisville, just South of the dam. Admission is $5 per person, but yearly passes are available at very reasonable rates.
Via Lewisville ISD: LHS celebrated its wrestlers in front of the entire school Feb. 27 in the cafeteria. Among them was junior Brittany Marshall, who won the UIL (University Interscholastic League) Class 5A state championship. Marshall and her Farmer teammates -- Jennie Kim, Angelic Rodriguez, Maria Mulero, Jezebel Pardo, Jordan Lee, Karen Aguilera and Selphia Galloway -- finished fifth in the state. Galloway and Aguilera were fifth and sixth individually, respectively. LHS had three boys -- Joe Head, Cameron Alaniz and Xavier Franklin -- reach the state meet. Head posted a top-8 finish. LHS is coached by Joe Head, Jon Kaehn and Noel Peterson.
Alexander Richard Tomkovich was the only National Merit Scholarship Program finalist to represent Lewisville High School.
From LISD: Quote:
Lewisville ISD (LISD) is pleased to announce 68 high school seniors were recently named finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP). There are 37 finalists representing Flower Mound High School (FMHS), 11 representing Hebron High School (HHS), one representing Lewisville High School (LHS), 14 representing Marcus High School (MHS) and five representing The Colony High School (TCHS). Ninety-nine percent of these students have attended LISD elementary and/or middle schools. They are also 68 of the only 1,300 elite students who are National Merit Finalists nationwide.
“Becoming a National Merit finalist is a prestigious accomplishment and I’m proud of these students’ academic success,” LISD Superintendent Dr. Stephen F. Waddell said. “I am also proud of our schools. The fact that most of these finalists grew up in LISD is a great testament that our teachers are preparing students for their futures.”
National Merit semifinalists were named in October. To become a finalist, semifinalists and their high schools must submit a detailed scholarship application in which they provide information about the semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstration of leadership abilities and honors and awards received. A semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s performance.
Congratulations on the achievement, and best wishes from LTJ on achieving your scholarship.
The Lewisville Police Department's backup radio tower was snapped by high winds a few months back. LPD Captain Jay Powell said they are working to get the tower repaired, but they are taking the opportunity to upgrade some of the equipment, since the tower needs to be repaired anyway. Because the equipment is for backup purposes, it has not affected operations at this point.
A boat full of trash sits atop rocks along the Elm Fork of the Trinity River in Lewisville Thursday, while a partially submerged shopping cart has taken the plunge a few feet away. Trash and other items in our local waterways are a continual problem.
Members of the North Texas Light Brigade took to the Fox Avenue Bridge in Lewisville on I-35 E Wednesday night to protest mass surveillance on the American people. Group member Leslie Harris, of Flower Mound, said that the group would like citizens to call on Congress to study mass surveillance by the nation's intelligence agencies, and enact strong laws to protect individual privacy.
Lewisville High School Cheerleaders took 10th place in the national competition Saturday night for Large Coed division. Here is a message from Cheer Coach Joi Cartmill:
Greetings Farmer Family,
I wanted to thank you so much for your prayers and encouragement as the LHS Large Varsity Co-Ed Cheer Team took the stage yesterday. These kids are some of the best athletes that I have had the pleasure to coach. Their dedication to our program and representing LHS at this level of competition has been amazing.
Nothing is ever easy for us. We have to fight each and every year to maintain and excel at being a collegiate level co-ed team. Many of these kids start with no training at all and they end up with college scholarships and the respect of every co-ed team in the Nation.
If you had a chance to watch them yesterday you would see that they were fantastic! After the results were announced I thought that they would be disappointed but when I walked over they said "we don't care what the judges think coach, we just wanted to make you proud". That was one of the best moments of my life and I could not have been more proud to be their coach and a Fighting Farmer!
WE ARE LEWISVILLE! The oldest and most decorated Large Co-Ed Cheer Team in the Nation. We will take the 10th place trophy and come home as champions thanks to the love and support from all of you. Go Farmers!!
Joi Cartmill Varsity Cheer Coach Lewisville High School
The Drunken Donkey Bar and Grill just opened up at 301 W. Round Grove Rd., in Lewisville. (F.M. 3040 @ Deer Run). The bar has over 40 beers on tap, including many imports as well as some Texas beers. Appetizers include standard fare, as well as things like Donkey Balls (beef and pineapple meatballs) and pulled-pork nachos.
Lewisville Assistant Police Chief Jerry Galler (left) retired Friday after serving nearly 40 years working for Lewisville. Galler is a heck of a nice guy, and will leave big shoes to fill. Galler was presented with a plaque by Police Chief Russ Kerbow (right).
Update from Lewisville Police Department: "Police Chief Russ Kerbow and Fire Chief Tim Tittle are proud to announce that, with the new classroom addition added to the existing firing range, that building has been named the ‘Jerry R. Galler Public Safety Training Center’ in honor of Chief Galler’s 40 year career serving the citizens of the City of Lewisville through the police department. City Council voted unanimously on October 5, 2013 to name the facility for Chief Galler.
Chief Galler was instrumental in getting the current indoor/outdoor range constructed along with many of the amenities found at the training center. Chief Galler presented the classroom addition, phase II as it was largely known, to the blue ribbon bond committee and the final bonds were sold in 2003 – this being the last item from that bond program.
An official ceremony is forthcoming but likely will not take place until late February. We certainly expect to have him back for the ceremony and a subsequent open house. "
The Lewisville Texan Journal hopes to be on-hand for the open house and opening ceremony.